September 12, 2005 Subject:
Mr Ameche, Come here, I want you!
Don Ameche stars as Alexander Graham Bell in this short overview of how the telephone impacts our daily life. From the local town gossips, to the salespeople and the regular joe schmos, everyone uses one! This is a pretty simple film, it tells of instances when and when not to use the phone, and as well gives brief tips on caller etiquette. The whole thing is so slight actually, you wonder what on earth an actor with such caliber as Don Ameche would be in something like this. Guess he knew Jam Handy,..
March 14, 2004 Subject:
What Mr. Bell Had In Mind
...was apparently this nicely-done General Motors/Jam Handy production aimed at salesmen concerning appropriate use of the telephone. It's two main points: 1) use the phone to identify prospects, not to sell, and 2) try to come across as a normal person, not an overbearing salesman. Includes a nice cameo by Don Ameche as A. G. Bell, in a humorously over-dramatized depiction of the invention of the telephone. Also some possibly useful footage of various people using vintage phones.